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We need new stories : challenging the toxic myths behind our age of discontent

Author: Nesrine Malik
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020. ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is becoming clear that the old frames of reference are not working, that the narratives used for decades to stave off progressive causes are being exposed as falsehoods. Six myths have taken hold, ones which are at odds with our lived experience and in urgent need of revision. Has freedom of speech become a cover for promoting prejudice? Has the concept of political correctness been weaponised to avoid ceding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nesrine Malik
ISBN: 9781474610421 1474610420
OCLC Number: 1195933539
Notes: First published: 2019.
Description: 298 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The myth of gender equality --
The myth of a political correctness crisis --
The myth of a free speech crisis --
The myth of damaging identity politics --
The myth of virtuous origin --
The myth of the reliable narrator.
Responsibility: Nesrine Malik.

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A radical and thought-provoking polemic which examines the foundational myths at the centre of current culture wars  Read more...

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An acute and nuanced interrogator of contemporary prejudices, Nesrine Malik writes with immense moral courage and intellectual power -- PANKAJ MISHRA Nesrine Malik writes with urgent eloquence about Read more...

 
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